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Friday, September 7. 2007
The US government has the Bin Laden tape. Sounds like people are hoping he looks ill. Too many chicks and too much booze and blow down in the fleshpots of Dubai? Too many hours of Beer Pong with Mullah Omar and the hos and goats?
"Until Proven Innocent." The new book about the Duke disgrace, with comments. Never Yet melted.
Horrors! Military recruiters in NYC schools! Rhymes with Right. Which is the greater evil in NYC: The military, the Boy Scouts, or Christians? All are evil counter-revolutionaries.
Fallujah, Revisited. INDC Journal
Al Gore caught with his pants down. Drudge. What a phony. I'm supposed to think he's worried? All he wants is attention.
A day at the range, Theo Style
What are you having for dinner? I am now smoking a pork butt with some locally-grown Black Cherry wood for some friends. Beer and an Oregon Pinot Noir, home-made cole slaw, tomato salad from the garden, and some Italian-style potato salad (garlic, parsley, white vinegar and olive oil). Western North Carolina-style sauce for the pulled pork, on cheap burger rolls. Splurged on a bottle of Dewars, too. For dessert, vanilla ice cream with powder-ground good coffee sprinkled on top, then a splash of Scotch over it: believe it or not, I am told that's Italian too. Go figure.
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Does Theo have a New Years Eve Party? If so can you get me an invitation?
The calibration on those accouterments is damn near perfect!
I am now smoking a pork butt
Gave me quite a start ole chum. Thought you were being a bit of a rumpus boy.
Here is the question before us - are the sandwiches at 5 and 8 o'clock egg salad, or something else?
You fancy Brits just cannot keep your minds off of naughty buggery subjects. Sheesh. Be a male, for once. You might like it.
This one goes out to Bin Laden, right here on WMAG , where the hits just keep on com'in
We make them egg salad deals fresh each week. By Friday they be ready. We usually put em out to "breathe" about noon and eat'em at five'r six.
We recommend by Friday you add some Tabasco Sauce to cover some of the freshness.
Atop Drudge, the AP reports on Bush's speech in Sydney, leaves out speech, attempts to turn a couple of trifling mispronunciations into Humiliating International Gaffe:
This is F'ing amazing..
Illegal Aliens Declare War on the United States , Part II
By Douglas MacKinnon
Friday, September 7, 2007
When we last left it, Prince William County in Virginia was trying to defend itself and its legal inhabitants against the massive influx of illegal aliens pouring into the county. A migration that is putting a tremendous strain on the infrastructure of the county while substantially raising the crime rate.
Toward that end, the county logically decided that the best way to combat this invasion by illegal aliens was to simply enforce the laws. Mistake. At least as far as the illegal aliens, their left-wing lawyers, and the left-leaning Washington Post are concerned. The illegal aliens and their lawyers, with a huge public relations assist from the Washington Post, basically decided to declare war on the county in response.
Six weeks after writing my first column on this subject, the situation has gone from bad to worse for the law-abiding citizens of Prince William County. In late July, thousands of illegal aliens and their supporters met in Prince William County to declare that they would punish the county for daring to enforce it laws by boycotting non-immigrant businesses, striking against those innocent owners and suing the county into bankruptcy.
Earlier this week, as many as seven thousand illegal aliens and their pro-law breaking supporters – including Hispanic Priests – converged once again at the seat of the Prince William County government to intensity their militancy as they sought to intimidate the Prince William board and the legal citizens of the county. It should be noted that this threatening protest was led by a group that calls itself “Mexicans Without Borders.” An organization headed-up by an individual who, it has been reported, draws his inspiration from the violent Marxist Zapatista Army of National Liberation. Pure and simple, these militants intend to take the county down and then take their guerilla campaign to the next city or county that has the temerity to try and enforce the laws of the United States .
For the majority of the citizens of Prince William County, as well as the vast majority of the citizens of our nation, this thuggish attack from within represents a direct threat to our very sovereignty. We are a nation with borders and it is the job of our federal government to enforce those borders, and while doing so, ensure the national security of our country.
Horrifyingly, commonsense and the ultimately suicidal self-interests of many or our politicians dictates that as 500,000 illegal aliens per year cross into our country unimpeded, these elected officials will shamelessly grovel for their approval to stay in office. To get such approval, they will need to ignore border security and push various amnesty plans. The end result of such behavior will not only hasten the end of our sovereignty, but will put our nation at a much greater risk of terrorist attack.
Why ? For confirmation, one need look no further than last year’s frightening report titled Line in the Sand: Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border ,” released by the House Committee on Homeland Security. Have not heard of it? That’s because the majority of our politicians and media chose to ignore it.
Little wonder. Chief among this report’s findings were that terrorists from Hezbollah and other Islamic organizations have and continue to enter our country through our southern flank. Yes, you read that right. Members of Hezbollah – an organization considered more dangerous than Al Qaida – have already entered our nation.
The report further stated that the U.S. Military and intelligence officials believe that Venezuela – at the direction of dictator Hugo Chavez – is emerging as a hub of terrorism in the Western Hemisphere. That the Chavez government is teaching Islamists how to speak Spanish, supplying them with Venezuelan identity cards, and facilitating their illegal entry into the United States.
What more proof do these irresponsible politicians, lawyers, and members of the media need? Are they waiting for a mushroom cloud to appear over an American city before they will admit that by not locking down our borders and controlling illegal immigration, we are putting ourselves at tremendous risk.
Point blank. If you are an American business that willingly employs illegal aliens, you are putting us all at risk. If you are the mayor or city council of a sanctuary city, you are putting us all at risk. Should the unthinkable happen, you will bear much of the responsibility.
Combative, illegal aliens have established a beachhead in Prince William County, Virginia. Millions of illegal aliens and their supporters around the nation are closely following this confrontation. Should the militant illegal aliens prevail in Prince William county, the others around the nation will be emboldened to try the same.
Should this happen, our borders will grow weaker and more terrorists will enter our nation. The clock is ticking .
Douglas MacKinnon is a former White House and Pentagon official and author of the novel, America's Last Days .
on another front, VDH remarks ahead of the Petraeus Report:
(don't let's TET, he says)
COPPER RIVER SALMON FILET--bought fresh off the boat about 6 weeks ago, and froze immediately using my supersaver vacuum sealing machine. My beloved is grilling these on alderwood planks as I write this--so long folks!
Pork & Beans (one of the newer, less dusty, cans in front), Fritos, and Coke Zero. But no dishes, just throw away the cans and plastic spoon!
No Buddy - ya gotta rotate the stock. Next time, go for the dustiest can.
that's not a bad idea --might stop those occasional explosions back there in the back --
sometimes the efficiency of brevity backfires, so to speak. In writing, I mean--yes yes, the pantry!